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, but there's also sort of a trend here that i think it's 6 of the 12 worst mass shootings in u.s. history have happened since 2007. so there's this growing awareness of, wow, this is reaching like, you know, serious proportions right now, and if you think -- >> but, steve, but steve, so we're happy to have mull. shootings in a city like chicago, multiple shootings in atlanta, but it takes an absolute massacre for us to respond? >> yeah. >> is that what you're saying? >> it's unfortunate. i think the parallel, the last time there was serious gun control movement in this country was the early 1990s with the brady bill. what the impetus was was soaring crime rates. that was a top national issue if you took a poll. what you're talking about in chicago and wherever it's playing out, it is horrible, but from a public opinion standpoint, because the violent crime rate has dropped, it took guns in a lot of ways out of the public debate. so now it's these spectacular individual incidents and the growing number of them that's putting it back in the debate and i think creating that pressure again th
ridiculously lax the u.s. laws are and how relatively easy it is to get things like assault weapons and 50 millimeter rifles that can blow a foot away of concrete from a quarter of a mile away. the amount of loopholes that are in the laws right now make me wince a little bit when people say we should be very cautious and very specific about how we want to go. just consider some basic things. i mean, a terrorist can go into a gun show today and buy -- or any other unlicensed dealer and get assault weapons and get extended magazine clips. that's just a simple place where one could start to close down just kind of basic gaping loopholes. if you look at the data on concealed weapons and the problems that concealed weapons are creating in states that have concealed weapons laws, if you look at basic things like the justice department that's wanted to use microstamping to help trace laws, there's at least -- to trace gun crimes, there's at least a half a dozen to three-quarters of a dozen major things we could do that would at least reduce the incidents of these kinds of massive tragedies but i
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